Own This Neutra-Designed Midcentury Stunner for $2M

Own This Neutra-Designed Midcentury Stunner for $2M

By Kathryn M.
Overlooking California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, the 1950 Coe House celebrates organic modernism and picturesque ocean views.

In 1950, influential architect Richard Neutra added another modernist masterpiece to his portfolio. Set within the gated community of Rolling Hills, near Long Beach, California, the striking light-filled midcentury was commissioned by Clarence Coe, a chemical engineer for Union Oil. Since its completion seven decades ago, the 2,018-square-foot home has seen just two owners. Now, it's back on the market, seeking $1,950,000.

Neatly tucked away on a verdant one-acre lot in the gated community of Rolling Hills, the Coe House was designed by Richard Neutra in 1950 for a local engineer. Only two owners have enjoyed the home throughout the last 70 years.

Featuring two bedrooms and three baths, the Coe House also offers impeccable period details, including wood-beamed ceilings, as well as built-in cabinets, desks, and seating. An expansive wall of windows frames the mesmerizing ocean views. 

Measuring 2,018 square feet, the single-family residence offers a unique chance to step back in time. The midcentury house features expansive windows across the back in addition to a ribbon of transom windows along the front.

Perched atop a 1.02-acre hillside lot, the post-and-beam structure is surrounded by shady trees and lush vegetation, creating an idyllic oasis within the middle of Los Angeles County. Scroll ahead to take a peek both inside and outside the property.

In addition to period details such as richly textured wood-beamed ceilings, original built-in cabinets, desks, and seating punctuate the home's interior.

Large glass windows and doors guard against the cool ocean breezes and usher in an abundance of natural light, further enhancing the home's clean lines and minimalist design.

In the newly remodeled kitchen, teal-colored upper cabinetry adds a playful touch of color, contrasting with a more neutral palette of wood, granite, and stainless-steel.

A home office near the kitchen provides direct access to the outdoors, with large windows and an exterior door along the rear wall. Depending on the buyer's needs, the space could also be converted into an extra bedroom or living space.

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A look at one of the home's two bedrooms, complete with a built-in desk and cabinetry along the wall. The full-width window offers inspiring ocean views and allows warm natural light to fill the space.

In total, the home offers three bathrooms, all of which are updated. A large window above the soaking tub frames picture-perfect views of the lush scenery.

A bright and airy sitting room features exposed brick, wood-paneled ceilings, and horizontal built-in shelving. The cosy space provides a quiet area to rest and relax. 

Shaded by mature trees and bordered by lush plantings, the rear patio features numerous areas to dine and entertain.

Offering a serene retreat on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the Coe House is still just minutes from the Pacific Ocean and within driving distances from Los Angeles.

7 Cinchring Road of Rolling Hills, CA 90274 is currently listed for $1,950,000 by Melissa Resich of Remax Estate Properties.

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